This image is part of a series that was created for an open textbook, Cell Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry for PreClinical Students. The textbook will be available Late 2021.
Kindred Grey (2021). "Basic structure of nucleosides including the sugar (ribose or deoxyribose), base (pyrimidine or purine) and phosphate groups."CC BY 4.0.
Deoxyribose sugar: Pentagon shaped 5-carbon sugar with oxygen at top, 1’ bond to base, 2’ bond to H, 3’ bond to OH, 4’ bond to phosphate group. Phosphate group: Central phosphorus atom double bonded to O, single bonded to 2 O’s, and single bonded to O bonded to deoxyribose sugar. Bases described in figure 7.5.